SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
Tennessee River Missionary
v. 1. 1890
v. 5. 1895
v. 6. 1897
v. 7. 1898
v. 8: 1899
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AUfiAKA BAPTIST HISTORICAL SOGOT
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Tennessee Rwer Baptist Association,
HELD WITH THE
<SHUF<GH AT GUI^IjEY,
Madison County, Ala.,
September 29, 30, October 1 and 2,
Moderator, Crawford Howell, Francisco, Ala.
Clerk, L, C. Couwon, Scottsboro, Ala.
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SUNDAY SCHOOL ■ PERIODICALS.
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Literary and gobolarly Rbilit|f
Rnd Denominational Soundness,
gbould find a place in every gobool.
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Gnrley Baptist Cbnrcb,
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September 29, 30, October 1 and 3, 1893.
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CRAWFORD HOWELL, Moderator, Francisco, Ala.
LAW8ON C. COULSON, Clerk, Scotteboro, Ala.
MILTON ROACH, Treasurer, Fackler, Ala.
Pboqrkssivb aox Punt.
Note— On the suggestion of J. J. Beeson no Executive Board was appointed, but that
■the Associational Mission Work be left to the churches, who will, by their extra ordained
ministers supply the destitution near each Church and report work next year.
Order of Business.
Friday, September 28, 1894.
1, Annual Sermon, 1j o'clock, a. m.
2, Call to order.
3, Read Letters and note names of Delegates.
4, Election of Officers, Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer.
5, Petition ery Letters.
6, Invite Correspondents and Visitors to seats.
7, Appointment of Special Committees.
I, Religious Services.
V, Appointment of Standing Committees.
Saturday, September 29, 1894.
8, Select place of next meeting.
9, Select Brother to preach Annual Sermon, and Alternate.
10, Call for Reports of Standing Committees in their order.
I, Synopsis of Associatinal Letters — L. C. COulson.
II, Associational Missions, by the Ministers who have done
work under their pledge made last year at Gurley —
Condenced by L. C. Coulson.
III, State Missions — Preston Brown, John Bouldin and "W. A.
IV, Home Missions — W. W. Howard, W. L. Stephens and J. F.
V, Foreign Missions— Virgil Bouldin, W. A. Pigg and J. H.
VI, Ministerial Education — J. J. Beeson, "W. W. Roach and J.
VII, Ministerial Relief— Sam Butler, J. A. Dicus and W. J.
VIII, Temperance— J. F. Gable, E. T. Tate and C. T. Starkey.
Sunday, September 30, 1894.
IX, Sunday Shool work — J. M. Mclver M. Isbell and J. B.
X, Woman's work — Maggie Sublett, Maggie Beard and Mattie
XI, Denominational Education — Virgil Bouldin, G. "W*. Wells.
and Peter Brown.
Monday, October 1, 1894.
XII, Queries — A. B. Womack, W. J. Wigington and J. J. Berry.
XIII, Bible and Colportage work— G. T. Womack, J. A. Dictts
, and T. A. Gattis.
XV, Reports of Special Committees —
I, Beligious Services.
A he introductory services of the Association was introduced
jjf by singing No. 85, Gospel Hymns :
Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high;
Hide me, Oh my Savior hide,
Till the storm of life is past ;
Safe into the haven guide,
Oh, receive my soul at last.
Prayer led by J. J. Beeson. C. Howell then road Secfnd Cor-
inthians, iv, 1. "For we know that if our earthly house of this taber-
nacle were dissolved, *e have a building of God, an house not made
with hands, eternal in the Heavens, etc. At the conclusion of
the reading the congregation was lead in prayer by the reader.
Singing by the choir, No. 45, Gospel Hymns.
" Jesus keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountian ;
Free to all a healing stream,
Flows from Calvry's mountain.
Chorus : In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever ;
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.
11 o'clock, a. m. : Crawford Howell, in the absence of W. L.
Crawford, preached the introductory sermon, he being the alternate.
He selected as his text Mark xvi, 15 and 16 verses. 15, "And he
said unto them : Go ye, into all the world and preach the gospel to
every creature." "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved,
but he that believeth not shall be damned."
1st. Go teach is the commandment given to us as individuals ;
that is, teach by our lives as well as by our words, what God de-
signed in our salvation.
2d. We are, as churches, to teach the word of God, and to so im-
press it upon others that they may be saved. We are assembled
as the delegates from the churches that we may as an Association,,
devise ways and means to give the gospel to others.
3rd. To initiate those that are taught into the body of Christ
his churches, that they may hold the doctrines of Christ in the unity
of faith, which is the power of God unto every one that believes. He -
urged upon the delegates and ministers present to greater effort
more earnest work and greater constancy in following out the great
commission. Closed with prayer by P. Brown.
At 2 o'clock, p. m., Friday, September 29, 1893, the 36th annual-
meeting of the Association was called to order by L. C. Coulson
clerk, in the absence of W. L. Crawford, the moderator, by singin^
No. 103. After singing the clerk read the second chapter of first
Timothy. First: "I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications
prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks be made for all men'
etc. Prayer by C. Howell.
On motion of C. Howell, snpportod by J. J. Beeson, P. Brown
was selected moderator, pro tem., whereupon J. L. Thompson and
W. J. Roberts were appointed to read the church letters, when the
following churches responded by letter and delegate, or by letter •
1. Antioch, by letter; no delegate.
Beech Crove, T. A. Gaddis and K. H. Jacks.
Bethel, J. P. Bryant, L. T. Webb and S. K. Corn.
Centenniel, T. W. Carns,W. M. Chandler and P. A. Carlisle
Cave Spring^ Leroy Rash.
Charity, S. M. Honta, and Leonard Cagle.
Cumberland Mountain, no letter; C. J: Brewer, delegate
Center Point, W. O. Thorp, J. A. Dicus, J. P. McLendon* and
Freedom, C. L. J. Sisk, and J. T. Hinshaw.
10. Friendship, Milton Roach, A. P. Womack, Benton Womack
and Pleas Campbell.
11. Gurley, W. J. Roberts, Jonathan Beeson, J. N. Roberts S J
Jacobs and M. O. Grim meet.
12. Harmony, J. J. St. Clair, W. B. Campbell and C. M. Hiirein-
bothain. * 6
13. Hales Cove, J. J. Berrv.
14. Holly Spring*, Levi Harrison and J. J. Coffey.
15. Harris Chapel, no letter or delegate.
16. Jones Cove, no letter or delegate.
17. Larkinsville, E. P. Cowart.
18. Mountain Grove, no letter or delegate.
19. ML Nebo, R. C. Horton, B. B. Tony, W. H. Williamson and
J. J. Cunningha.m
Mount Zion, W. J. Wigington.
Mount Pisgah, J. T. Richards and Joe Smalley.
Mount Ararat, James Frazier and J. M. Glover.
McCoy 8 Grove, no letter or delegate.
New Hope, P. H. Helton ; no letter.
Scottsboro, Virgil Bouldin and W. W. Howard.
Ship of Zion, E. T. Tate.
27. Trenton, L. E. Smith, J. A. Flanagan and W. E. Horton.
28. Union, S. B. Sisk and G. W. Ezell.
29. Ebenezer, (Ga.) no letter or delegate.
30. Tunnel Hill, (Ga.) no letter or delegate.
MINISTERIAL DELEGATES PRESENT.
P Brcwn, J. J. Beeson, L. C. Coulson, C. Howell, R. Howell, W~
R. Ivey. M. Isbell, J. L. Jones, G. W. Morris, W. A. Pigg, L. W-
Woodali, T.N.Coleman, Henry Knight and G. W. Wells. Total
number of delegates, 65 ; five less than las year.
Election of officers for the ensuing year, moderator, clerk and
On motion of J. J. Beeson, supported by C Howell, the election
was proceeded with by ballot. The Moderator, pro tern, appointed
J. L. Thompson and Noah Maples tellers to receive, count and de-
declare the result of the ballot. The tellers, after counting the bal-
lots, reported that Crawford Howell was elected Moderator, L. C.
Coulson, re-elected Clerk ; and Milton Roach, re-elected Treasurer
for the ensuing year, 1893-4.
5th. Petitionaey letters called for, when Charles T. Trown and
J. C. Holt, came forward and presented a letter fron* rridgeport
church, asking to become a member of the association, and that her ■
delegates be rocognized as a pledge of her sincerity to abide by the
faith and practice of the association. On motion of J. J. Beeson, sup-
ported by W. R. Ivey, the churches letters received and delegates in
vited to seats — and thereupon the moderator, while, a verse was sung,.
extended the right hand of fellowship to the delegates from said
church, bidding them welcome.
6th. On motion of W. R. Ivey, supported by J. J. St. Clair, the
moderator invited corresponding messengers and visiting brethren
of the same faith and order to seats with the association when J. L.
Thompson, from Duck River Association, Noah Maples, from Mount
Carmal Association, J, P. Hampton, moderator of the Liberty Asso-
ciation, W. A. McGaha, President of Howard College, E. W. Pettua,
of Liberty Association and others whose names and work was not
furnished the clerk, was recognized by the moderator and invited to
7th. Appointment of special committees.
I, Religious Servijes, Pastor J. L. Thompson and deacon of
II, Obituaries. — F. P. Cowart, W. W. Howard and W. T. Roberts.
III, Periodicals—.!. J. St. Clair, W. O. Thorp and Mike Hill.
IV, Finance— B. B. Toney, Mike Hill and T. A. Gattis.
Y, Appointment of Standing Committees.
I, Synopsis of Church -Letter — L. C. Coulson.
II, Associational Mission — W. R. Ivey, A. B. Womack, G. A.
Beard (The duty of this Committee, is to arrange and
report on the field work by the voluntary mission
work as suggested by J. J. Beeson).
ITI, State Mission. Preston Brown, John Bouldin and W. A.
IV, Home Mission. W. W. Howard, W. L. Stephens and J. F.
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V, Foreign Missions. Virgil Bouldin, W. A. Pigg and J. H.
VI, Ministerial Education. J. J. Beeson, W. W. Boach and
J. L. Jones.
VII, Ministerial Belief. Sam Butler, J. A. Dicus and W. T.
VIII, Temperance. J. P. Gable, C. T. Starkey and E. T. Tate.
IX, Sunday School Work. J. M. Mclver, M. Isbell and J. B.
X, Worn ens Work. Maggie Sublet t, Maggie Beard and Mattie
XI, Denominational Education and College Work. W. R. Ivey,
G. W. Wells and Peter Brown.
XII, Queries. A. B. Womack, W. J. Wigington and J. J. Berry.
XIII, Bible and Colpprtage Work. G. T. Womack, J. A. Dicus
and T. A. Gattis.
At 4 o'clock p. m., on motion of P. Brown,, supported by J. J.
Beeson, Association adjourned to 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. Ben-
ediction by Mike Hill.
Services Friday 7 o'clock p. m. conducted by J. J. Beeson.
Opening song. No. 303, Gospel Hymn.
On Jordans stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canons fair and happy land'
Where my possessions lie.
Chorus— We will rest in the fair and happy land,
Jnst across on the evergreen snore
Sing the song of Moses and the lamb by and by.
And dwell with Jesus evermore.
Bead Scripture, Philipians, iii chapter. Song by Choir No. 10,
"Whosoever heareth," Shout Shout the sound!
Mend the blessed tidings all the world around,
Spread the Joyful news wherever man is found
Whosoever will, may come—
Prayer led by J. J. Beeson. Song No. 240, Gospel Hymns.
Why do you wait, dear brother,
O why do you tarry so long?
Your savior is waiting to give you
A place in His sanctified throng—
Text Phil, iii 13—14.
13th. "Brethren, I count myself to have apprehended, but this
one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reach-
ing forth to those things which are before."
14th. "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus."
THEME CHRISTIAN WARFARE.
Paul in writing to the Phillipians had more in view than mere-
ly to be saved. He understood that the called out of God had a great
work to do, that the Christians life was like that of a good soldier.
Pressing forward, eagerly striving to be the best soldier. That as a
soldier of the Lord Jesus Christ he must fight, strive, labor to earn
2nd. In this warfare we are to be tried, tempted, yet to be puri-
fied as by fire. That Christ* death meant more than that he died
for Paul's sake, or our sakes, that we might merely reach heaven, but
being Christ, we are to strive to win souls for him, that we may
wear crowns with stars of the first magnitude in thjjm.
3rd. While we are to work, strive and labor for the salvation of
others we are to be blessed in this, while at work. More we are to
rejoice bringing in the sheaves, so that the grand climax of the Chris-
tians life is to win a crown, and hear the Savior sayf'come ye blessed
of my Father."
September, 30, 1893.
Saturday morning 9 o'clock . Association met according to
adjournment. Present : moderator, clerk and delegates. Boll called,
names of delegates corrected.
8th. The Association preceded to select the place of next meet-
ing by ballot. On the count of the ballot by the tellers it was found
that Freedom Church, on upper Paint Rock, had been selected for
the next place of meeting.
9th. The next order of business was the selection of a preacher
to preach the introductory sermon for next year. A. W. McGaha
and J. P.Hampton were appointed as tellers to receive and count
the vote. The election resulted as follows : W. R. Ivey to preach
introductory and J J. Beeson alternate.
10. The moderator then proceeded to call for reports from the
standing committees in their order.
First. Report on Associational letters read by chairman, and on
motion of P. Brown, supported by J. J. Beeson, addopted.
As a committee of one to report on church letters, beg to submit
for your consideration the following on condition of the churches as
shown by the tetters within the bounds of the Association.
Antioch. — This church has during the year enjoyed marked re-
freshings from the Lord and greatly revived. This church fails to
report any money raised for general purposes. C. B. Roach is pastor.
The membership is 33. During the year five have been received by
baptism. The delegates failed to reach the Association.
2. Beech Grove. — This church has not sustained itself, and has
lost ground. It has failed to hold any meeting of days. It has a
membership of 94, its contributions for all purposes as shown by the
letter $5.25. C. Howell pastor.
3. Bethel. — This church has made some advance. They baptized
5 during the year. It has a membership of 65 now, and raised 49.15
for church purposes. J. J. Beeson is its pastor.
4. Bridgeport. — This is anew church, and has 70 members. It
keeps up a live prayer meeting and Sunday School, and is the best
church at work in the Association except possibly Gurley church.
It raised for all purposes $74.36 ; more than one dollar per capia.
This church is located in the City of Bridgeport, and should have
the aid, sympathy and prayers of the people of God.
5. CENTENiAi^.-r-This church shows considerable improvement.
•It has babtized 5, and has a membership of 58, and has rised $28.25
for various purposes. Pastor, R. Howell.
6. Cave Spring. — This church has now a membership of 50, but
has done nothing in the way of raising money for any purpose. Pas-
tor, R. Howell.
7. Chyirty.— This church has overhauled its membership and
now has 64 members in good standing. It supports a good Sunday
School and a weekly prayer meeting, well attended for a country
church. It has raised $22.60 for general purposes. Four of the
Sunday School students memorized and repeated during the year 215
scripture verses. Pastor, William Jacks.
Cumberland Mountain.— 'J. J. Brown represented this church,
but no letter was prepared for the Association. It is the first time
that this church has failed on a letter in years. It has had no pastor
to preach for it, hence it is in a bad shape.
9. Center Point. — This church enjoyed a good meeting of days,
and baptized seven converts. It has a membership of 62 ; has a regu-
lar prayer meeting and Sundav School. For Sunday schools it has
contributed about $15.50. Joseph Hill is Superintendent of the
school. Pastor, P. Brown. *
10. Freedom.— This church has a membership of 174, but reports
nothing for any purpose, yet its membership are well to do. Why
they make no report of any monev for church purposes it is hard to
tell. Pastor, C. Howell.
11. Friendship.— This church has a membership of 97, and has
a Sunday School, raised for all purposes $98.00, a little over one dol-
lar per capia. Pastor, J. J. Beeson.
12. Gurley. — This is the banner church of the Association. Its
membership is 63; has a good prayer meeting and Sunday School
every week; W. J. Roberts, Superintendent ; also a young peoples
union. This church has raised $707.95 for the different objects. Pas-
tor, J. L. Thompson.
13. Harmony. — This church has 49 members, and has raised
$8S0") for all purposes, it has a good Sundav School and is a model
country church ; pastor, W. L. Crawford.
14. Hale's Cove.— This church has 61 members, raised for
church purposes $8.75, and keeps up a good Sunday School and
prayer meeting; pastor, W. A. Pigg.
15. Harris' Chapel.— This is a little church near Carpenter,
but has failed to send letter or delegate.
16. Holly Springs. — This church has 20 members, and has done
very little in the way of money, $2.68 ; pastor W. A. Pigg.
17. Jone's Cove. — This church is unrepresented, but ought to
18. Larkinsville.— This church has 16 members, aids in a Sun-
day School, and contributed for missions $9.00; pastor P. Brown.
19. Mountain Grove.— This is a small church, and not repre-
20. Mt. Nebo.— This church has 64 members raised $97.00 for
church interest. It says pray for us. Pastor, Henery Knight.
21. Mt. Zion.— This church has 78 members, but has given noth-
thing for any purpose during the year. Pastor, Elijah Crawford.
22. Pisgah.— This church has 121 members, it has a good Sun-
• day School and prayer meeting ; raised for church purposes $100.84.
It is located on Sand Mountain. Pastor, J. J. Beeson.
23. Mt. Ararat. — This church only has 30 membership, and
has given $5.00 for all purposes; pastor called for next vear, W. A.
24. McCoy's Gbove. — Not represented by delegate or letter.
25. New Hope — No letter but represented by Dr. P. H. Helton.
Pastor, B. Howell.
26. Scottsboro.— This church has 64 members. Baptized four
from its Sunday School. Three from one class. Sunday School
and prayer meeting every week, and preaching two Sundays in
each month. It has raised and expended for church work more
than $750.00. Its pastor is T. N. Coleman.
27. Shu* of Zion. — This church has 70 members, keeps up a
Sunday School and prayer meeting ; pastor, James McCloud.
28. Tbenton. — This church has 28 members. Baised $17.00 for
church purposes. Pastor, Henery Knight.
29. Union. — This church has 23 members, raised $5.77^. It has
made no progress ; pastor, W. A. Pigg, recently called.
30. Ebebnezeb. — This church was not represented by letter or
31. Tunnell Hill. — This church is not represented by letter or
In conclusion I will say that the church clerks are to blame
for not doing what is required of them, so that we can have the full
statistics, financial and other necessary information to show how
much work has been done during the year.
L. C. Codlson.
II, On Motion of P.Brown, supported by Virgil Bouldin, the re-
port on associational mission and report of the Executive Board be
consolidated, and at three o'clock, p. m., be made the hour for said
On motion of W. B. Ivey, supported by J. J. Beeson, it was or-
dered that the report on state, home and foreign missions be each
read in their order and discussed together, which motion was adopt-
ed. Beport was then read by J. J. Beeson, Chairman, and on mo-
tion of J. J. St. Clair, supported by P. Brown, adopted.
III, Your committee on state missions submit the following:
That while our state mission board is doing all it can to supply
the towns and important places in the county with the gospel to aid
weak churches, and to organize and build up churches in desti-
tute places, and at this time and for some time past, the
said board is in pressing need of funds to pay off the mission-
aries in its employment. And while the churches in this Associa-
tion are composed in a considerable degree of very poor people,
many of them day laborers and tennants, struggling hard for a mere
substance, yet the greatest trouble is a want, or lack of interest and
co-operation in the churches with the said, board, as well as a want
of a deep enterest in all our mission interprises. How to remedy
this, is s a question we know not how to answer. When we preach and
talk on the subject of missions, it seems to do but little good.
When we try to get our people to buy our literture and take and read.
papers, some are too poor, some say and think they are too poor, and
some will neither buy the books, nor take and read the papers. So
under the fcircum stances, the best thing we can reccomend is that
all collections for missions be taken by all our churches every
month at the close of the preachers sermon, that he in a few words,
instruct his congregation in regard to their duty in this respect.
Then let him insist that the church make >a dividend of the funds
thus collected between the Foreign, Home, State and Associational
Boards according to the necessities of said boards.
J. J. Beeson,
IV. The report on home mission was then read, and on motion
of J. J. Beeson, adopted.
Report of committee on Home Missions. The Home Mission
Field is the teritory covered by the Southern Baptist Convention, in
other words, the Southern States and (he Island of Cuba. It ex-
tends from Maryland to Texas, and Missouri to Florida. Within its
limits, are some 20,000,000 of people, of whom about 7,000,000 are
negroes," beside the enormous numbers of our own native southern
peoplB an the frontiers of the west, and the poorer thinly settled
mountain districts of Carolina, Georgia, Kentucy and Virginia who
need help. We have among us. an increasing host of Germans and
other foreigners who are peopling the Cities, and are now penetra-
ting to the rurua 1 districts to commingle with us. Missouri has
more than 800,000 German population. It is said that more than
50,000 Germans land every year at Baltimore. These all come speak-
ing strange tongues, imbued with false and strange religious no-
tions, and social habits. Besides these, large numbers of Mexicans
drift annually across the American border and people the plains of
Texas. Added in these are the Indians, the especial Divinely or-
dered wards of the American Government, and American Christi-
anity, and among whom the work of evangelization has received a
divine sanction rarely equalled in missionary work. The teritory
occupied by them is being more and more filled with white people,
who, thrown away from the centers of religious influence, are in ex-
treme need of missionary work to organize and develope as well as
to plant the standard of Christainanity where the chime oi Sabbath
bells was never heard, and the song of praise never ascended to
Heaven. There are also imperative calls for help in the Catholic re-
gions of Lousania, Florida and Cuba. Under divine direction the
Home Mission Board has been using the means at hand upon the
various fields, as a prayerful consideration of their several needs
seemed to direct. The work has been attended with gratifying re-
sults. In the report on» Home Mi ssions at the last. Alabama State
Convention, it is said of the Home Mission Board, "it is support-
ing 365 missionaries who constituled last year 179 churches, or-
ganized 342 Sunday Schools, built 80 houses of wershipand added
11,247 rnerflbers to the 1,324 stations." Brethren, after a somewhat
careful study, and investigation of the work of Home Mission, a 3
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emphasized in the report published in the minutes of the Southern
Baptist Convention which met in Nashville in May last, we are of
opinion that no branch of mission work is now making stronger
appeals to loyal Baptists than this southland of ours. Baptist have
had the fariest opportunity on earth. For one hundred years the
condition of the people have been more favorable for the reception
of the Gospel, in its simplicity. More than three-fourths of the Bap-
tist of the Union are within its boundry. Upon us God has laid the
responsibility for the evangelization of the world as upon no other
people under Heaven. JlHome Missions are important because every
spring of foreign missions must find its source on the home field,
because God in his Providence is bringing the world to us, so that
we must meet them with the open Bible to elevate or be ourselves
submerged by the inflowing floods of religious or moral corruption^
We know not how better to conclude this report than by quoting
the words of Dr. J. B. Gambrell at the last Southern Baptist Con-
vention, when speaking of the importance of home mission:
-"^Southern Baptist, taken en masse, are like our national resources,
vast but undeveloped. Numbers do not make strength. We may be
many and yet hot much. In the World of wealth and of forces raw
material is of great value, but only that it may be developed into
higher form. Our great numbers form the base of the grandest
missionary army the world has yet seen if we are wise and tactful
to utelize what God has given us. Let us face the truth. Southern
Baptist greatly need breadth. Very many of us are satisfied if it is
measurably well with our own church and neighborhood. The
fields do not lie as a solemn charge on our hearts. Local feelings and
sectional feelings are stronger than the spirit of universal evangeli-
sation. When we lift our eyes to behold the fields we need a very
much wider range of vision than many of our good people have,
and we need to study and practice co-operation in the broad spirit
of the Gospel. Very greatly do these millions of Baptist need to feel
the thrill of that masterful spirit which sent the disciples every-
where preaching the gospel. Home Missions rightly directed look
to all these things. The inflowing multitudes who are coming to us,
who will build new towns and cities and enlarge existing com-
munities must be received and made obedient to the faith by a ro-
bust, dominating home mission work. It must be large, commanding
and gracious to hold to it the men of growing wealth, and to save us
from a material civilization. Let there be no walls built around
us to exclude Chinese or whoever else will come; but for their
frown let us give them the bread of Heaven, and instead of a spirit of
exclusion, let us face outward and send our men with our prayers^
and our money wherever Providence opens the way. Your com-^
mitte profoundly feel the dignity and grgn/lnrp pt the foreign
work, but cannot sink out of view the evident fftcjjtii at . ai l nf -4he
OHBflings of the f oreign work are in the h anie field, strength aT~
home wTsely directed, means - strength abroad. It seems to your
committee that the need of home mission as a means of unifying
our forces of developing and pulling up the weaker states into
Jarger movements of the denomination, can scare eley be estimated.
We believe that never in our history was the urgency for large
plan^ and literal support for the home board greater than now.
Tremendous things must be done within a few years if the future
south is to be cast into New Testament moulds.
V. The report on Foriegn Mission was then read by the clerk,
all the members of the committee failing to appear, and on mo-
tion of W. R. Ivey, supported by J. J. Beeson, report adopted.
Your committee ask tr submit the following report. .
We have been materially aided in getting up the report on the
subject of Foreign Missions by consulting the report on this subject,
in the proceedings of the Southern Baptist Convention. We cannot
enter into so lengthy a discussion of the subject as was permissible
in that body. Yet we are- glad to note the fact that during the year
much has been accomplished, but much is yet to be done by the.ser-
yents of God before we can stack arms and go into winter quarters.
Owing to the wide extent of the held we can only give a brief sum-
mary of the work done' on the various fields. The work in. China
was begun in 1845; in Africa, 1850; in Itialy, in 1870; in Brazil I, in
1882; in Mexico, in 1880; and in • Japan, in 1889; and the mem-
bership of all is 2,923, that they collected from these churches
■during the time indicated, $5,368.42. The total collection
of missionary funds for the year 1892-3 was $155,937.23. The
disbursment proximated the 'amount of collection. Of this
amount Alabama contributed $5,688.64; Arkansas, $358.72; Dis-
trict of Columbia, $660.00; Florida, $298.25 ; Georgia, $4,904.25;
Kentucky, $7,201.74 ; Lousiana, $451.35 ; Maryland $13,417.82 ; Missis-
. sippi, $975.88 ; Missouri, $ 2,040.26 ; North Carol in, $1,751 86 ; South
•Carolina, $6,000.05; Tennessee, $2,050.43; Texas $2,608.98; and Vir-
ginnia, $618.88 ; making a total of $49,784.81, less expense $46,900.92.
'This is the centennial fund reported, but further time was given and
the report is therefore incomplete. This however added to other
collections made at home and on foreign fields, aggregated the sum
of $155,937.28 collected for all purposes. This sum was and is to be
distributed to the work of foreign fields. The misson work has
greatly increased not only in papal fields but at home as well as
appears from the reports on home work. We cannot afford to close
this report without saying something for the encouragement of our
noble women workers. The work of the womans missionary union
resulted in raising for foreign missions alone $36,042.78. This is an
increase over last year of $11,002.51. The membership in foreign
-fields was 330. The membership of the Baptist Churches in foreign
lands is more than -6,000. When we remember, the Southern Con-
vention was organized in 1845, at Augusta Georgia. This report
■only gives what has been done by the Foreign Missionary Board of
the Southern Baptist Convention. In closing this report we desire
to say that many of our people are too careless about knowing of
the work done and being done. Your committee, recommends that
we redouble our energies and see if we eannot make each succeed-
ing year better than the past. Respectfully submitted,
L. C. Coulson, for committee.
The three reports on State, Home and Foreign missions was dis-
cussed by A. W. McGaha, W. R. Ivey, Vergil Bouldin, J. J. Beeson,
P. Brown and others. The discussion was lively and interesting, as
all talks on missions are. A great many facts were brought out
along the line of mission work.
VI, The report on ministerial education was then called for
and read by the clerk, who prepared the report, all of the standing
committee failing to prepare a report, whirh on motion of P. Brown,
supported by W. R. Ivey, was adopted. The report was discussed by
Hampton," M. Isbell, W. R. Ivey, J. L. Thompson, L. W. Sloan, P.
Brown and M. Hill.
Report on ministerial education. submitted by the clerk as fol-
The great command is: "Go teach all nations, baptising the
taught," converts. Further, "Study to show thy self approved unto
God, a work that man needeth not to be ashamed, rightlv dividing the
word^ of truth." • Still further, "Search the ucriptnre, for in them ye
think ye have eternal life." These Scriptures indicate a necessity
for preperation that our teaching may be efficient. There is no
book so little understood as is the Bible, if we accept the conclusion
of the various scholars of this day and generation. One school of
teachers teach one way, another school another, and yet another a
different theology. This all comes of our inperfect knowledge of
God's word. It is desired to impress upon this body the importance
of thorough preperation for teaching in holy things as well as in
secular. Men cannot teach unless they be fiirst taught. It is now
well settled, that Paul, one of the most scholarly men of his day,
when converted' and called to teach, spent three whole years in pre-
paring himself for the work to which he was called of God, not-
withstanding he was an educated man. This new doctrine, salvation
by grace, and which embraced Jew and Gentile, he did not under-
stand, therefore, notwithstanding his great learning, he strived to
know the new plan, that he might teach it to others. There is an
actual inhibition upon the church, that no man should be ordained
to the work of the ministry until it is shown that he is "apt to teach."
It is insisted further, that when any church ordains a man, sends
him out to teach, who is not prepared to teach, it makes a very grave
mistake. The greatest mystery is, how the churches come to get
into the practice of ordaining men to teach who are strangers to the
simplest form of words, and their meaning, and yet we are told that
we must send these out as teachers, to teach men how the great plan
• of salvation will help them. It is true we are in a very different
condition now to what our fathers were. We are new called out to
meet all shades of views and opinions touching the teaching of
God's Word. The teacher of today is forced to mee t t bible infidelity
and all 'shades of skepticism, therefore, it is of the highest impor-
tance that every teacher should go out armed with full gospel truth,
that he may wage a war offensive and defensive as a good soldier of
L. C. Coulson,
Vn, The report on ministerial *elief was called for and read by-
A. B. Womack, and on .-notion by fcl Isbell, supported J. J. St. Clair r
Your committee on ministerial r* .ief make the following report :
Since we are taught that the got* *1 is the power of <*od unto sal-
vation to every one that believeth and since we are taught that
men and women are enabled to sec their saved condition through
the instrumentality of the gospel p reached to them attended by the
Holy Ghost, and since we are also taught that those who. preacn
the gospel shall live off the go*pel, we, your committee iMirtthrt
it is the bounden duty of the churches to be diligent m •applying
the needs of those they send out as missionaries, and we should And,,
clothe and educate their children ac i families.
(Note. This report misses the purpose and intention of tho
association. Its purpose is to try.*! i find out who, if any of ourold
and infirm preachers are in need o: assistance : how they have been
Vin. The report on temper
read by the chairman, and on mou
J. J. St Clair, adopted. The repc
J. P. Hampton, L. W. Sloan, P. Bio*
On this report a motion was made +
discussion to ten minutes. (Why the
specially, I as chairman, hope ne.
heard of and very unkind to say th?
ace was then called for and
n of W. R. Ivey, supported by
t was discussed by W. R. Ivey„
n, Mike Hill, and W. J. Roberts.
M. Roach, and carried, to limit
rattles was called on this report,
r to know. It was unusual, un-
Your committee on temperance submit the following report
We have had the subject matt • of this report under considera-
tion for nearly a year, and during ie time we have watched care-
fully the trend of the circumstances surrounding the whole qnestion
of the liquor traffic. While the evi * of the sale and use of intoxicants
has increased in the aggregate, y o in the rural districts it has de-
creased. The greatest increase hi been in the larger cities, es-
pecially is this true of the beer drii iers. This one legalized evil is
doing more to corrupt American * Cities, trades and morals than all
others combined. It is fostering mo e crime and criminals today than
all other elements together. It is tie fostering pandora of crime and
the mother of nearly all other bli ering, withering infamies. But
we do not wish to be confined in our report to the curse of the
liquor power, which stands above all other sources of crime. We
will call attention to the fact that 11 intemperate indigencies are
inhibited by Divine Revelation as veil as by natural observations.
If we eat too much, sleep too much, think too much, talk too much,,
drink too much or read too much we are guilty of violating the
great injunction of our Creator, to be temperate in all things. We
wish to say further that we violate this prohibition oftener in our
apetites than in any other way, excei.t one, at any rate, we have
known very few who % have been intemperate in giving to the
cause of Chrfst, and we note this as the exception. The man who
drinks liquor is now scoffed at while the man who swears is barely
noticed ; the man who gets money by devious ways is condemned,
while the man who gets office by questionable methods is honored
And respected; the man who votes directly or indirectly for the
man who legislates in the interest of the open saloon is respected,
while our agent in doing the act of selling is condemned. Conclud-
ing we wish to suggest that we should be very careful to abstain
from things hurtful, and careful not to abuse those things that are
lawful and not hurtful except in the abuse of them. Therefore we
say : Touch not, taste not, not to look upon wine when it giveth its
color in the cap, for at last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like
L. C. Coulbon,
On motion of P. Brown, supported by J. J. St. Clair, 'the associa-
tion, at 4:30 o'clock, p.m. adjourned to Sunday morning, 9 o'clock,
Oct the 1st 1893.
The following services were had Saturday night, at the Bap-
tist church. A. W. McGaha conducted the service, after thevolun-
tary by the choir, he read Romans, vii, beginning with the 7 veree, to
-the end of the chapter.
Song No. 407, Gospel Hymns.
""M aster the tempest is raging !
The billows are tossing high I
The sky is overshadowed with blackness.
No shelter or help is nigh ;
Carest thou not that we perish ?
How canst thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly isthreatning
A grave in the angry deep,
Chokus : The winds and waves shall obey my will,
Peaee be still ! etc.
Prayer by P. Brown.
Song No. — , Gospel Hymns.
"Behold what love, what endless love,
The Father hath bestowed
On sinners lost, .that we should be,
Now callod the sons of God."
Chorus : Behold what manner of love, etc.
Text Komans vii-17. "Now then it is no more I that do it, but
•am that dwell eth in me."
"Thine duty of the ministry to preach the whole truth
that men may know they are sinners." Mr._ McGaha read.
The subject of the text is not very invifing to the thinker. The
preaching of to day is much like some pills sugar coated. Many of
-our preachers love to fight people, and what they did two thousand
years ago, but are backward in attacking live people in their wicked-
new mo w. They fail often to tell how sick a man is, who is in
open rebellion against God. Look into the courts, read over the
criminal dockets and get a lesson out of it along the harder side of
humanity. Our Pastors and teachers are so careful in the sugar
coating process, that in dosing out the gospel they allow the sin sick
patient to die and go down to hell without their hardly knowing
how sinful they are. Many of our preachers tremble when in the
presence of a skeptic* or an infidel. Sin is a crime against God, and
its penalty is death to mans spiritual good. God's docket is a crimi-
nal one, and we must ';e tried by it. No escape, and we fusnish the
evidence by which ,e are judged. Only one way out, through
Christ. Must be borr again. Snake eggs never hatch out chickens.
While sin is in the heart, the desire to sin, it alwavs produces a sin-
ful life. The child o 1 eys when young. The begining of disobedi-
ence in a child is whe the parents dodge responsibility. The down-
fall of the preachers is when he fails in dutv. Some men seem to
think Heaven is a pla e that they can reach by simply sitting down
and waiting for it to come to them. God has decided how we are
to be saved, and if we /ail to accept that plan we are lost. We are
now through Christ,;' d not of ourselves. When saved we will
go forward and make .ume effort to bring others to this knowledge.
In religion as in everything else we must work hard and constantly,
and use a great deal of firtilizing to be a full grown Christian. By
letting the words grow in our Christian homes we ought not to be
surprised when our boys go to the bad. Our influence is either for
betterment or for demoralization. Let us guard well the portals
of our life work.
W. R. Ivev preached Saturday night at the Presbyterian church,
but I cannot give a synopsis of the service, because it has not been
Sunday morning, Oct 1st, 9 o'clock a. m. association met accord-
ing to adjournment.
IX, The report on Sunday School work called for and read by
W. T. Roberts, chairman, and on motion of P. Brown, supported by
W. O. Thorp, adopted. The report was discussed by G. T. Womack,
Henry Knight, Nathen Smith, C. Howell and others.
Your committes on Sunday School work beg to submit the fol-
lowing report. We find that only—of the 30 churches that compose
the Tennessee River Association have Sundav Schools, and they
with one exception fail to give a complete report of their schools. It
is to be regretted that so little emphasis is placed on this important
line of church work, when it should be remembered that the Sunday
School is the church at work, winning souls to Christ, a nursery from
which its membership is received from time to time. Our children
of this generation will be the men and women of the church in the
next. The condition of the future church depends in a great meas-
ure on the present training. If we expect a missionary church,
"we must have a missionary Sunday School. Does not this impor-
tance demand more than a mere report followed by a set speech or
two. There is no field that promises greater, immediate or prospec-
tive results, and no department of associational work cries louder
for attention and cultivation.
If we fail to do our duty in this matter, others with more zeal
will step in and take our young people from u*. We therefore re-
commend that the pastors who have no Sunday School in their
churches call their people together, discuss the best methods and
organize a Sunday School and select their most live, enthusiastic
workers as officers and teachers and make their statistical report to
our association so that we may keep a record of what has been done
in this line of work during the year. We further recommend to
the favorable consideration of schools now in opperation and all
new ones which may be organized, the literature of our Sunday
School board of the Southern Baptist Convention, located at Nash-
W. T. Roberts.
X. Report on Womans Work read, and on motion of M. Roach,,
supported W. R. Ivey, adopted without discussion.
Your committee on Womans Work beg to submit the following
We were appointed as a committee on this work at your last as-
sociation. We have not done much for the cause. We organized one
Sunbeam Society, and by this means raised and sent to the board $8.-
65. We had very little encouragement in this work, but done what
we could. Hope our sisters will be able to do more next year.
Ellin R. Watt,
XI. Report on denominational Education on motion of P.
Brown, supported by W. R. Ivey, wa*> taken up on Saturday, read and
discussed by W. R, Ivey, A. W. McGaha, Virgil Bou.din, J. J. Bee-
son, P. Brown and others, and on Sunday morning called up in the
regular order of business, and on motion of J. J. Beeson, supported
by P. Brown, adopted.
Report on Denominational Education. The cause of education
has never received the earnest attention and hearty support of Bap-
tist. Whenever Baptist churches have united in strong and active-
associations for the spread of the gospel and the advancement of the
Redeemers Kingdom, a prominent place has been given lo education
and denominational schools. Denominational education in its
broadest sense includes pastoral and evangelical work, also the
work of books, papers, tracts, etc., as used for informing the people
-of the gospel, and its teaching, and setting fourth clearly and force-
■ ■■Il l
fully, the glorious principles of Baptists. Our denominational pa-
pers, our Sunday School literature, the indoctrinating of our people
from the pulpit and elsewhere, especially in pastorial work, con-
stitute an important part of denominational education. It is of the
utmost importance that our principles be made known to the people
and that Baptist be thoroughly indoctrinated. No church can be strong,
active and useful or happy, without being indoctrinated. The
Master urged Peter: "Feed my lambs". "Feed my sheep." We
are not in favor of fostering a low order of sectorianism, but we
urge the importance of teaching our distinctive truths and peculiar
principles in all their beauty and glory in the churches and Sunday
•chools, and in our denominational papers and Sundav School lit-
erature, books, etc. Let Baptists be Baptists. As to schools and col-
leges the field is a wide one. * Our state schools, Howard College, at
Birmingham, and the Jedson Institute, at Marian, Alabama, and our
Southern Baptist Theogical Seminary, at Louisville, Kv., should have
a prominent place in our hearts and be supported bv us
to the extent of our ability. These are great enterprises; Besides
these time honored institutions, so blessed by God and so loved by
Baptistsgenerally, denominational schools in many parts of Ala-
bama are fostered by the generous efforts of the brethren. For all
of these institutions we would say a kind word and would bid them
good speed. But just now, within our own bounds the young, but
rapidly developing Scottsboro College, is looming every da v into
prominence and more and more importance under the auspices of
Baptists, and is doing a glorious work. It is to this most excellent
institution of learning as the special object of the fostering care of the
Baptists of the Tennessee River Association, we point with pride
and say to the brethren : "You, indeed, have a great enterprise on
hand, and it does not yet appear to what extent all the Baptists of
Alabama will rally in the great cause of co-education in the delight-
ful climate of Jackson County." We make the following special
statement with great pleasure. ' r
1. The Baptists of Scottsboro and the county generally seem
to take a deep interest in the enterprise.
2. In addition to the. hearty co-opperation already received
from this association, and in response to a communication from this
association to the North Liberty Association, touching the matter,
six trustees have been added by the North Liberty Association to
our Advisery Board, and that association is in hearty sympathy with
us and will co-opperate. • " "
3. The people generally are giving a hearty support and seem
greatly to appreciate our efforts to maintain a school of high order
such as we now have in full and successful oppration under an
able and efficient faculty, in all departments.
4. The school is in a prosperous condition. In June five pupils
graduated. The reorganization of the work at present is complete.
Teachers and pupils have entered enthusiastically into their work
In the senior class eight pupils have matriculated. All departments
are well attended and in full operation ; well supplied with "the best
teaching tallent. Utilizing the commodeous and well arranged
building, improved, furniture fixtures, etc. We should note the fact
thria change has been made in the faculty. Rev. T. N. Coleman,
welcomed as the successor of Prof. J. M. Bledsoe, and is successfully
and satisfaetorialy performing the duties of the office. These facta
warrant ua in recommending that the Tennessee River Baptist As-
sociation and Baptists generally heartily support our beloved college
t?8eott*l*«ro, by patroSage, by donations, by kindly mention and by
ill other proper means on all occasions when they may have the
♦Wrtunityofsadeing. It is worthy of the fostering care of the
MMeiation and the confidence and patronage of the people.
mmcmuoji m Respectfully submitted
Sunday School at the Baptist Church conducted by T. .N^Cole-
man, of Scottsbore College. 11 o'clock p. m.. Dr. Coleman >*trodttc-
ed the service by some well chosen remarks on the power of the
Word of God, which brought us ministers, delegates, Sunday School
workers and people together this morning. He emphasised the
wo^derfulpowcr God in His Word has in bringing us into a sound
wlaSy?wm G»d in Christ: He then read the fin* chapter
of the gospel by John. Song by choir. Gospel Hymns No„ 110.
Joy to the world, the Lord has come ;
Let earth receive her king,
Let every heart prepare him room ;
And Heaven and nature sing.
Prayer led by Miller Isbell.
Song No., Ill Gospel Hymns.
"Alas and did my Savior bleed ;
And did my Soverign die,
Would he devote that sacred head ;
For such a worm as I."
Text iiTemothy,ii: 9. "Wherein I suffer trouble, •»£»•▼»
doer, even unto the hand, but the word of God is not bound.
The discussion was confined mainly .to those words. "But the
word of God is not bound." Paul was in trouble at this time. He
was being prosecuted and persecuted as an evil doer, and was at
this time even under bonds or imprisonment ; being under guard or
Roman soldiers. Yet while he underwent these sufferings he
by the grace of God felt and realized in his heart, he could speak
out above all these things, and praise God for onecentral though^
"Though I may be bound and kept m prison, the Word of Godwas
free, not bound." They could bind Paul, but the word of Pauls
God was free. He could preach it. This- unbound word of God
irloried in is the same we preach today, and it has the same saving
Sower now that it had then. Paul was a great missionary, going to
the regions beyond. He had preached in Asia, Greece, Rome and
Itialy, he preached the same Gospel everywhere, and as he went he
organized churches, and then when discensions arose he went back
and straightened out the crooked places. Paul was the right kind
of a preacher. He went right on teaching this new doctrine, salva-
tion by Grace, leaving the results with God.
Service at C. P. Church conducted by G. W Wells of R™« a
boro College. Sunday Oct. 1, 1893 ', ° 8cotts -
^hri^ 6 w Bph ^ ians , ii : 12 - "That at that time ve were- without
€hnst, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and etTam™
h7wo^ ^ving no hope, inTw'^ouf^f in
lodTe^and Sfoilf^ \^^ r r;i?L t u h t e Go^°^
depths of lm love and mercy. As Kins He laid dawn wi. ifl°
al gSS«£S ,8 He U ™ad e „ a8 a ," t0e ^."J-grSciousastht^rt o(
™„. I ^i' , He made ample provission for every sinner in thn
fhT/oy 1 :? Sea^'&t ™ 08e J h ° «*** Bis^rac^ loV*
<)uter Urld ft n!.pnf 23? ct Hun a ? d you ^° int0 the darkness of the
friends °o to Jw P iif nd y ° U ™ ceive the «nendingness in joy. Our
th«m S? ' hey Cannot come back to us, but we cfai eO to '
that reaches success Thf ?' w f, ♦ • 8te . adv forward movement
they are TWs ifonlv ^ h.-i/ '? 1 iJ ,trive t0 know who a ^d what
«*««»«.« inisie only a brief of the sermon, but realv do«« nf ,t
-do the sermon justice at all. Prof. Wells is one 5 o^r best preach- .
ser T Sfa^ h rBa P ,fst 7 6h reh ,OC Ri t t W ' W °" 8 "»*»•« *•
xxvi • <*fi «£t ^P" 81 *-; n urch. His text was taken from Mathew
^ffff Ls^ftwasBKs. is tte r -a
The Association met Monday morning, 9 o'clock, Oct,
VII. Report on queries read, and on motion of J. J. St. Clair
supported by G. T. Womack, adopted.
Your committee beg to submit that as there were no queries
sent up by the churches, we have nothing to submit for the con-
sideration of the Association. A. B. Womack,
XIII. Report on Bible'and Colportage work, submit ine fol-
lowing, which on motion of JR. Howell, supported by W. T. Roberts,
Your committee on Bible and Colportage work submit the
The Association having abandoned the missionary plan of
work as heretofore followed)" we see no way for the distribution
of Hfcreature religious or otherwise than through ihe Sunday Schools.
We therefore recommend that 'each Sunday School worker order
literature from the Bible and Colportage Board located at Opelika,
Ala., where all classes of our religious literature can be had, and
all of our denominational books and ! periodicals can be had.
Write J. B. Collier at that place for what' you want. Respectfully
submitted. A. B. Womack,'
XIV. Report of [missionary work done in the hands ot tne As-
sociation under the Mike Hill resolution, and on mdtibn of P.
Brown, supported by J. J. St.* Clair, adopted. '
Missionery work in the Association.
We your committee submit the following report of the work
done by the ordained ministers of this body as voluntary mission
work, and not under the direction of the Board.
1. W. A. Pigg travelled 320 miles,* preached 104 sermons,
twenty-five exhortations, baptzed nine, and received $16.95. ,
2. L. C. Coulson travelled 180 miles, preached fifteen sermons,
delivered ten Sunday School and three temperance lecturers, and
paid $12 50 in traveling expenses.
3. R. Howell 'traveled 95 miles, preached sixteen sermons and
held four prayermeetings extra of his pastor work.
4. P. Brown travelled 300 miles, preached twenty-six sermons,
and received $15.00.
5. L. W- Woodall travelled fifty-five miles, preached six ser-
mons. Has been in bad health most of the time.
6. Henery Knight travelled 250 miles, preached thirteen ser-
mons and received $18.20 other than what he did under the direc-
tion of the Board, which is shown by the Boards report.
Only six of the whole number of ordained ministers reported.
If all had reported to us we would have had a very interesting re-
port ro submit. If the brethren just understood themselves and
would come up like men and report what they have done during
the year, we would get the best part of the work reported. We
suggest farther that we are at loss to know why M. Hill did not
make a report, as he was present and is the author of the resolu-
tion under which these reports are called for. Why do we ask for
the adoption of a resolution when we never intend to observe it
when passed. Respectfully submitted.
XV. Report of the Execution Board and committe on Associa-
tional Missions condenced under P. Brown's resolution, which was
read by chairman of committee, and on motion of W. R. Ivey, sup-
ported by M. Hill, adopted.
Tennessee River Association, Sept. 1893.
We your executive committee appointed at the last meeting fo
this body, beg leave to submit the following report. Pursuant to
the call made at the time the board was appointed, a meeting
was held in Scottsboro in January 1893, at which time P. Brown
was elected chairman and empowered to receive and disburse the
funds collected for associational purposes. .Bro. H. Knight
of Larkin Fork, AUu, was elected missionary to'work at such times
and places as the chairman should indicate at f 2. 00 per day, when
in actual service. This arrangement continued until the next
meeting of the committee at Fackler, May the 20th. At that time
Bro. Knight reported thirty-eight days work and received payment
of the amount due him to wit, $76.00. Seeing that the collections
and subscriptions would not be sufficient to meet the dues of the
missionary, under the arrangement, Bro. Knight generally agreed to
continue at the. work at his own selection as to the places he should
fill, and take for his services such sum as he should raise on the
field together with whatever additional sum should be raised by
the committee on he original subscription. Bro. Knight reports
13 sermons prea hed and $18.20 raised on the field, besides
$24.18 for pas' >rial service rendered in the meantime.
The board has >n hand' to be paid him, the fnrther sum
of $15.75. making i total for his work $134.13. Brother Knight
has done a f aithf t ! and efficinet work, which has been blessed of
-God. After a faithful effort, the committee is of the opinion that
for the next year i will be unwise to employ a missionary as such,
and respectfully re commend that the several churches in the associa-
tion be charged w ; th the oversight of the distribution in their re-
spective neighborhoods, believing that there is ample means in
every church to sr pply the destitution and that the strong churches
can eaisly send a supply to places remote from any organization,.
and that there is no reason why the people should not be reached by
the gospel, if the churches will employ the talent and means at their
command. We would exhort the churches to perform this plain
duty that they owe to the neighbors, and to report the result of
such work to the next association. The fo egoing is submitted as a
report on associational missions, and on the work of the board.
• P. Brown,
XVI. Report of special committees :
1. Report on religious services,' on motion of W. O. Thorp,
supported by M. Hill, adopted.
Your committee on religious services submit the following re-
J. J. Beeson preaches Friday night at the Baptist Church. A.
W. McGaha preached at the Baptist Church Saturday night, at 7
o'clock ; and W. R. Ivey, at the Methodist Church, at 7, p. m.
T. N. Coleman preached at the Baptist Church Sunday morning at
11 o'clock, and W. G. Wells preached at the C. P. Church, at 7, p.
m. M. Hill preached at the Flatts, out from the city.
T. N. Coleman,
2. Report on obituaries submitted, and on motion of W. O.
Thorp, supported by M. Isbcll, adopted.
We, your committe, beg to- submit, that on reading the. letters
coming from the churches, they have lost by death since our meet-
ing last year, whose names and churches are as follows. Beech
Grove, Rebecca Davis ; Centennial, John J. Brigendine ; Chairty,
Lindsey Kegle; Freedom, Martha J. Sisk and, Sarah Houston;
Friendship, Elizabeth Isbell ; Hale's Cove, David Clem. We offer
our sympathy to the bereaved.
W. W. Howard,
3. Report on periodicals read, and cm motion of P. Brown, sup-
ported by R, Howell, adopted.
Your committee on periodicals beg leave to report as follows:
1st. We recommed the reading of the Bible, as it is the only
rule of our faith and practice, and believe, it should form the basis
-of our own christain motive.
2nd. We would recommend the "Alabama Baptist," the organ
of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Although there are other
good sound Baptist papers, yet we believe the Baptist should be
preferred to others.
3rd. We recommend the Sunday School series of the Southern
Baptist Convention as being thoroughly orthordox, and well adapt-
ed to our Sundav Schools.
4th. We reeommend the Bible Colportage Board as the proper
place to procure our books, papers and periodicals.
J. J. St. Clair,
4. Report of Finance committee read, and on motion of Jona-
than Beeson, supported by W. O. Thorp, adopted.
We, your committee on finance, for printing minutes submit the
following report :
We find, on a call of the churches, the following churches and
amounts reported : Antioch, $1.50; Beech Grove, 55 cts. ; Bethel,
$1.00 ; ( Centennial, 65cts. ; Care Springs, 1.00 ; Charity, 60cts ; Cum-
berland Mountain, ; Center Point, $1.25; Freedom, 2.00;
Harmony, 2.00; Hale's Cove, 95cts; Harris' Chapel, ; Holly
Springs, 36cts; Jones' Cove, ; Larkinsville, 50cts; Mountain
Grove, ; Mt. Nebo, $2.00 ; Mt. Zion, 40cts ; Mt. Pisgah, $1.50 ;
Mt. Ararat, 60c ts; McCoy's Grove. ; New Hope, 50cts ; Scotts-
boro, $2.50; Ship of Zion, $1.00; Trenton, $1.25; Union, 70cts;
Ebenezer, ; Tunnel 1 Hill, ; Bridgeport, 1.00; Friendship,
1.50 ; Gurley, 2.00. Total $27.21.
B. B. Toney,
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5. Report of the treasurer of the Association, submitted, and
on motion of J. J. St. Clair, supported by W, O. Thorp, adopted.
To ballance on hand, 1893, $12.02.
April 4, 1893 Friendship church $10 00
July 20, " " " 16 32
• Sept. 23, " " " 10 00
" 30, " Larkinsville, 4 00
" " " Charity 2 05
Oct. 1, " Centennial 2 75
" w " Beech Grove 2 45
» * " Gurley 7 80
" " " Pisgah 6 00
" " " Sunday collection 18 22
" " * Harmony. 8 75
" " " Mt. Zion 100 83 84
Credit .95 86
May 17, 1893 Rev. H. Knight $12 02
April 4, " H. A.Tupper 10 00
July 20, " W. B. Crumption 16 32
Oct 2, " H. Knight.. 24 35
" " " L. W. Woodall 3 30
" " " W. A. Pigg 3 30
" " " L. W. Sloan 3 30
" " " Gurlev Church 4 00
" " " W. B. Crmnpton 19 25 95 84
■_ XVII, On motion of P. Brown, supported by J. J. St. Clair,
W. R. Ivey was elected as a delegate to the Southern Baptist Con-
vention, and Virgil Bouldin alternate. The convention meets with
First Baptist Church, Dallas Texas, Friday before second Sundav in
May, 1894. F. H. Kerfoot preaches convention sermon, and j" W
On motion of P. Brown, supported by J- J. St. Clair, L. C. Coul-
son was elected as a delegate to the Alabama Baptist Convention, and
W.J.Roberts, alternate. The state convention meets Nov 7 1893 at
Oreenvile, Alabama. * ■ *
On motion of J. J. St. Clair, supported bv J. P. McLendon
that any member of this association attending any one of our sister
associations are authorized to act as fraternal messenger from this
XVIII, On motion of P. Brown, supported by J. J. St. Clair,
the following resolution* was adopted.
Resolved, 1st. That the clerk of the, association be, and he is
hereby directed to have the minutes printed by the Alabama
2. That he be allowed $10.00 out of the amount contributed for
minutes as compensation for his work and expenses, etc.
3. That he have as many miuntes printed as $17.21 will get, and
distribute them prorata.
On motion of J. J. St. Clair, supported by R. Howell, the follow-
ing resolutions were adopted.
Resolved, 1st. That the thanks of the association are hereby
tendered our moderator and the clerk for the efficient work done by
them during the sittings of the body.
2. That the thanks of the delegates are due to and are hereby
tendered the good people of Gurley, and members of this church for
the kind hospitality we have received at their hands durin^ our
stay with them.
3. That the thanks of this body be tendered the Memphis &
Charleston Railroad Company, in giving reduced rates to friends
and delegates to the association. On motion of the clerk, supported
by W. O. Thorp, the following resolution was adopted.
Resolved that this association do now adjourne, to meet with
Freedom Church, Jackson county, Ala., on Friday after the fourth
Sunday in September "1894. The old accustomed hymn, was then
"How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word ;
What more can he say, than to you he has said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge, have fled."
While this song was sung, the parting hand was extended, after
which the association was led in prayer by P. Brown. Benediction
by the moderator, and the association stood adjourned, Sine die.
L. C. Coulbon, Clerk* , .
Note— It is suggested that the chairman of the several standing
eommittes will prepare their reports, and send them to the clerk at
least one week hefore the meeting of the next association, or notify
him that they do not intend to prepare these reports for them.
L. C. Coulson,
Ordained ministers and their postoffices.
Crawford Howell, Moderator, Francisco, Ala.
L. C. Coulson, Clerk, Scottsboro, Ala.
Brown P., Hollywood, Ala. Jones, J.L. Paint Kocfc, Ala.
Beeson, J. J., Pisgah, Ala. Knight, H., Holly Tree, Ala.
Collins, D. S., Narrows, Ala. Knight, J. L., Coffees Store,Ala
Gable, J. F., Bridgeport, Ala.
Howell, R., Stevenson, Ala.
Higingbotham, M. Hollywood,
McCloud, Jas., Pisgah, Ala.
Manning, P. G., Whiteside, Tenn.
Morris, G. W, Kirbys Creek, Ala.
Halting^ G- XL. Larkinsville, " Pigg, W. A., Paint Rock. Ala,
Ivey W. R., Scottsboro, Ala. Roach, C. B., Fackler, Ala.
Isbeil, J. W., Limrock, Ala. Sloan, L. W., Gur ley, Ala.
Isbell, M., Limrock, A1&- Starkey, C. T., Pisgah, Ala.
' ' Woodall, L. W., Gurley, Ala.
During the sitting of the association, or at least those present,
pledged that they would supply the destitution in their immediate
vicinity, and it is hoped that those who were net present will fall
into line, and give a good report next year. clerk
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Note— It is suggested that the chairman of the several standing
commutes will prepare their reports, and send them to the clerk at
least one week before the meeting of the next association, or notify
him that they do not intend to prepare these reports for them.
. L. C. CyOITLSON,
Ordained ministers and their postoffices.
Crawford Howell, Moderator, Francisco, Ala.
L. C. Coulson, Clerk, Scottsboro, Ala
Brown, P., Hollywood, Ala. Jones, J. L. Paint Rock, Ala.
Beeson J.' J., Pisgah, Ala. Knight, »-, Holly Tree Ala
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Hastings, G. M., Larkinsville, " Pigg, WA, Paint Rock. Ala,
Ivey, W. R., Scottsboro, Ala.
Isbell, J. W., Limrock, Ala.
Isbell, M., Limrock, Ala.
Roach, C. B., Fackler, Ala.
Sloan, L. W., Gurley, Ala.
Starkey, C. T., Pisgah, Ala.
Woodall, L. W., Gurley, Ala.
During the sitting of the association, or at least those present,
pledged that they wonld supply the destitution in their immediate
vicinity, and it is hoped that those who were net present will fall
into line, and give a good report next year.
We will make it to your
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